Driving the kids to camp this morning, I was thinking idly about things I could take pictures of before work. Maybe I could drop in on a breakfast place. Maybe I could go for a nature walk. Or maybe…
… something interesting would come out of the sky. YES!
I spotted it first from Crosby Road and, yes, it’s coming down quickly. I haven’t seen a hot air balloon around here in ages — we used to see them passing by our back window fairly often a couple years ago.
Brigham Hill Road (that’s the house they tore down to its cellar and then rebuilt to the right), it’s coming down quite fast. I jumped back in the car and figured I’d be under it in just a few more feet.
At this point, I was close enough that the people in the balloon could actually see me.
“Where are you landing?” I yelled.
“Don’t know! There’s not a lot of wind. We’re trying to get over there,” they said, gesturing in the direction of the Municipal Center.
The kids started wondering if the thing was going to land on TOP our car. I was worried they weren’t going to clear the wires, but with the application of considerable fire, they managed to do it.
I had to get the kids on the bus, so I didn’t get to see where they landed. I’m guessing that they were from Bella Via Balloon Co. out of Worcester, which also has hot air balloons in Sicily (follow the link, the pictures are amazing).
And THIS is why I always need to carry a camera on me!